|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Friday, May 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m.|
|PLACE:||MARC Building, 431|
|TITLE:||Design of Truss-like Cellular Structures using Density Information from Topology Optimization|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Seung-Kyum Choi, Chair (ME)
Prof. David Rosen (ME)
Dr. Yan Wang (ME)
The advances in additive manufacturing removed most of the limitations that were once stopping designers when it comes to the manufacturability of the design. It allowed designers to produce parts with high geometric complexity such as cellular structures. These structures are known for their high strength relative to their low mass, good energy absorption, and high thermal and acoustic insulation compared to their relative solid counter-parts. Lattice structures, a type of cellular structures, have received considerable attention due to their properties when producing light-weight with high strength parts. The design of these structures can pose a challenge to designers due to the sheer number of variables that are present. Traditional optimization approaches become an infeasible approach for designing them, which motivated researchers to search for other alternative approaches.